Work with BookTrust

BookTrust is the UK's largest children's reading charity. Each year we reach 3.4 million children across the UK with books, resources and support to help develop a love of reading - because we know that reading can transform lives.

Our programmes and campaigns are delivered via health, library, schools, early years and outreach partners.


Senior Research and Evaluation Officer

Salary: £34,000 – £39,000 per annum depending on experience
Contract type: full time, permanent

Location: London

We are looking for a skilled, curious and experienced senior research and evaluation officer. The successful candidate will work in our team of four to shape and deliver a varied research and evaluation programme. They will work collaboratively with partners from across the organisation to help put research at the heart of BookTrust's work; ensuring that we evaluate, learn and reassess our approach to make the greatest impact we can.

You will be a strong researcher who has excellent qualitative, quantitative and communication skills. You will be committed to and excited by the potential for research and insight to inform decision making within BookTrust, ultimately to strengthen our work with children and families. You will be thorough in your approach to delivering research on important social issues, curious by nature and an effective problem solver.

You will have gained some experience in a paid research position, ideally with at least 2 years in a setting outside academia. You may have worked in a research role in another charity, in a consultancy, government or public body.

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To apply, please email recruitment@booktrust.org.uk a copy of your CV along with a covering letter showing how you meet the person specification and your motivations for applying for this role. Please also answer these questions in your cover letter:

BookTrust engages with its beneficiaries (children and families) through evaluation and research activities to inform its future work. Why is it important for a charity like BookTrust to engage with beneficiaries? What challenges might BookTrust encounter in engaging with beneficiaries and how would you address some of these?

Your covering letter should not be longer than two sides including your response to these questions.

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 7 February 2020
First round telephone interviews: 13 & 14 February 2020
Second round face to face interviews: Dates TBC


BookTrust Relationship Manager

Salary: £32,976
Contract type: full time, permanent

Location: home based, ideally in the East or West Midlands with easy access to transport links across the region

Reports to: Head of English Regions, Oliver Coppard

We are now seeking to recruit a Relationship Manager. Working as part of a team of six, our Relationship Managers work directly with local authorities, particularly education, public health, libraries and early years settings, to ensure that BookTrust resources are delivered to children and families across the country with maximum impact.

We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with a proven track record of building strong relationships across diverse networks. The role would particularly suit someone seeking to move to the charity sector from a local government, politics, policy or early years background.

The Relationship Manager we are recruiting will be home based but with regular travel to our London offices. They will predominantly work with local authorities the Midlands with travel to other areas and regions

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To apply for this role, please send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@booktrust.org.uk.

Closing date: 9am Monday 3rd February 2020
First round interviews: w/c 17th February
Second round interviews: w/c 24th February


BookTrust Business Support Manager

Salary: £36,480
Contract type: full time, permanent

Location: Battersea, London (closest TFL stations inc. Clapham Common, Battersea Park, Wandsworth Road, and Queenstown Road)

Reports to: Head of English Regions, Oliver Coppard

This is a cross-cutting role, based in our London HQ, and sitting within our regionally-based team of BookTrust Relationship Managers. As Local Authority Business Support Manager you will work with our 151 'top tier' local authority partners in England delivering BookTrust programmes, resources and campaigns; and structure, support and manage the relationships between BookTrust and our local authority partners. You will work across BookTrust to explain and champion the changing needs of our local authority partners, and help us adapt and develop the way that we work with them to increase our impact.

This is a new role for BookTrust, so you’ll be comfortable establishing yourself at the heart of our organization, and working with the teams to help this role evolve.

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To apply for this role, please send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@booktrust.org.uk.

Closing date: 9am Monday 3rd February 2020
First round interviews: w/c 17th February
Second round interviews: w/c 24th February 


Commercial Analyst

Salary: £45,000
Contract type: full time, permanent

Location: Battersea, London (closest TFL stations inc. Clapham Common, Battersea Park, Wandsworth Road, and Queenstown Road)

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer, Colin Atkins 

Reporting to the Chief Operating Office, the Commercial Analyst will be a highly analytical and commercial role, working across the organisation to develop commercial modelling and complex business cases to support BookTrust in its activities and decision making.

The role will work closely with teams across BookTrust and utilise data from across our systems and external sources and will work at a strategic level supporting senior management and directors.

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To apply for this role, please send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@booktrust.org.uk.

Closing date: 4pm Monday 27th January 2020


BookTrust Cymru Coordinator

Salary: £25,358
Contract type: full time, permanent

Location: Cardiff

We're looking for a Coordinator to support our work in Wales.

This particular role will include providing support for the Bookstart programme in Wales and our early years work. This will involve working closely with partners, supporting logistics, coordinating events (including conference) and communicating with partners and beneficiaries.

We're looking for someone with experience of working on projects or programmes, who is able to work effectively with external partners, and who is an excellent communicator.

The postholder will also have opportunities to get involved in other aspects of our work, so we're looking for someone who is flexible, interested in taking on different tasks and trying new things, and keen to learn and develop.

Full details can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification

To apply for this role, please submit a CV and covering letter to recruitment@booktrust.org.uk, clearly stating how you meet the criteria in the Person Specification.

This is a full time, permanent role. We can consider requests for part-time working and these will be reviewed alongside the requirements of the role and business needs. Please make any such requests clear at the time of application.

Deadline for applications: 5pm on Sunday 2nd February

Interviews: Wednesday 12th/ Thursday 13th February

Cydlynydd BookTrust Cymru

Cyflog: £25,358
Math o gytundeb: llawn amser, parhaol

Lleoliad: Caerdydd

Rydyn ni'n chwilio am Gydlynydd i gefnogi ein gwaith yng Nghymru.

Bydd y swydd arbennig hon yn cynnwys darparu cefnogaeth i raglen Dechrau Da yng Nghymru a'n gwaith blynyddoedd cynnar. Bydd hyn yn golygu cydweithio'n agos â phartneriaid, cefnogi logisteg, cydlynu digwyddiadau (gan gynnwys cynhadledd) a chyfathrebu gyda phartneriaid a buddiolwyr.

Rydyn ni'n chwilio am rywun sy'n meddu ar brofiad o weithio ar brosiectau neu raglenni, sy'n gallu gweithio'n effeithiol gyda phartneriaid allanol, ac sy'n gyfathrebwr tan gamp.

Bydd gan ddeiliad y swydd gyfleoedd yn ogystal i gymryd rhan mewn agweddau eraill ar ein gwaith, felly rydyn ni'n chwilio am rywun sy'n hyblyg, sydd â diddordeb mewn ysgwyddo tasgau gwahanol a rhoi cynnig ar bethau newydd, ac sy'n awyddus i ddysgu a datblygu.

Gellir cael manylion llawn yn y Disgrifiad Swydd a Manyleb y Person

I ymgeisio am y swydd hon, anfonwch CV a llythyr cyflwyno os gwelwch yn dda at recruitment@booktrust.org.uk, gan ddatgan yn glir sut rydych chi'n cwrdd â'r meini prawf ym Manyleb y Person.

Mae hon yn swydd lawn amser, barhaol. Gallwn ystyried ceisiadau ar gyfer gweithio'n rhan amser, ac adolygir y rhain ochr yn ochr â gofynion y swydd ac anghenion busnes. A fyddech cystal â nodi unrhyw geisiadau o'r fath yn glir pan fyddwch yn ymgeisio.

Dyddiad cau ar gyfer gwneud cais: 5pm ddydd Sul 2 Chwefror

Cyfweliadau: dydd Mercher 12 / dydd Iau 13 Chwefror


BookTrust is an equal opportunities employer

We aim to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or disability and that all appointments are made solely on the basis of merit.

In order that our equality policy is effective we carry out regular monitoring of job applicants, and we would therefore ask you to complete the equality monitoring form.This information will be kept centrally within our secure HR department, completely separate from your recruitment application form and will be used for the sole purpose of compiling statistical information. The information will be separated from the application form and will not be given to the selection panel. The completed monitoring form will be destroyed once the information given in it has been collated.

BookTrust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Charity no. 313343.
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